Welcome to the 27th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward
of Project X. It has been a rollercoater of a week and so we are a little behind in getting out this weeks episode.
Before I start I would like to do a shout out to Pete and Cori who got married last Saturday. On a sadder note this episode is dedicated to
C. Sanford McFarlane – August 9, 1943 to August 18, 2006 who died last week after a 6 year battle with Cancer. So in honour of Sanford this weeks episode is about Organizational Effectiveness. No further show notes so you will need to listen to learn.
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I think people have difficulty seeing how they can make internal change. Being part of a project to harness internal capability is so exciting and rewarding. Impatient people who want to make changes quickly and have the confidence to work within their organization can produce phenomenal results. The key things that we can bring to situation is some help in structuring the process and helping them seek ways of achieving rapid results. Often consultants rush in and try to solve the problem for the client rather than helping the client solve the problem. For long lasting results, each client situation represents a learning opportunity. By structuring the process as a learning situation for the organization, lasting change is possible.
The metaphor is if a client asks you what time as it. If rather than telling him the time you teach him how to tell the time. Then you have him reflex on how he learned to tell the time so that he can apply the process to other challenges.
We all have much more potential in ourselves and our organization than we realize. Harnessing the excitment and desire of an organization to improve is the key. Most people in an organization want to make a contribution and be recognized for the contribution. Often people just want the chance to show how they can help.